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Unread 03-29-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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"Clack" noise when turning right

Got this "Clack" (once) sound when turning relatively hard right. Guess something is worn. Whats the likely culprit here? Changed complete cv joints, bearings and ball bearings 6 months ago on both sides, so in theory it shouldn't be one of those.

Anyone got a tip?

Thanks in advance for any input!

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Unread 03-29-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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Clack is a new one.

Track bar would be my first guess followed by control arm bushings, tie rod ends or ball joints.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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mine too does a "clack" when turning 90 degrees right on idle since im guessiing the wheels have more force against them when turning idle vs. turning in drive mode, had a friend move the wheel for me, i saw a loose spot in the track bar under passenger side, just inspect it and most probably ull see it
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Unread 03-29-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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Check your tie rod ends or ball joints for play.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 01:12 PM   #5
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Hehe, sorry. "Clack" was the best description that came to mind to describe the sound

Changed the ball joints too along with the cv and front bearings.

Thanks for tips, always somehow find it motivating to track the problem on the Jeepforum before getting crawling the garage floor :-)

Didn't consider the tie rods, but isn't worn tierods likely to be heard every time when going over e.g. a series of bumps? Seem to remember that on my other cars, this has always been the case.

Guess there is no other way than take out a six-pack and do some garage time :-)

Thanks for the tips, guys.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 01:39 PM   #6
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i wish i had a garage haha
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[QUOTE=kg6mov;19913617]Yeh, washing it inside and out is on my to-do, eventually, maybe, if I have time, OOOH angle grinder.[/QUOTE]


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Unread 03-29-2014, 02:40 PM   #7
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Me too,mine is full of motorcycles lol
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Unread 03-29-2014, 04:25 PM   #8
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Me too,mine is full of motorcycles lol
another problem I wish I had haha
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[QUOTE=riot1987;15573985] I learned to tuck my stick....[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=kg6mov;19913617]Yeh, washing it inside and out is on my to-do, eventually, maybe, if I have time, OOOH angle grinder.[/QUOTE]


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Unread 03-29-2014, 04:37 PM   #9
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me too haha
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Unread 03-30-2014, 02:05 PM   #10
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Found the problem...Broken stabilizer bar. Didn't see it at first since it looked normal when at standstill. Closer inspection - shaft broken clean off
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Unread 03-30-2014, 02:10 PM   #11
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Found the problem...Broken stabilizer bar. Didn't see it at first since it looked normal when at standstill. Closer inspection - shaft broken clean off
Damn I was gonna guess sway bar link
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